Having a bright, white smile is one of the best ways to face the world. With a beautiful, white smile, you may find yourself more confident or outgoing, and others will find your dazzling smile attractive as well. In addition to being a safe, easy, affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment, it can also improve many other aspects of your life.
Products can be found everywhere, and many people try them in hopes of obtaining a luminous new smile. Unfortunately, most of these over-the-counter products produce unnatural results.
Dr. Alhadef is an experienced, qualified Dallas cosmetic dentist. If you would like to have wonderful, white, natural-looking results, Dr. Alhadef can design a custom treatment that will brighten your smile in much less time than typical over-the-counter products.
Dr. Alhadef whitens teeth using two different types of teeth whitening treatments. First, Dr. Alhadef can brighten your smile in his cosmetic dentistry studio using Zoom! With Zoom, you can achieve a whiter smile in just one short office visit, using a combination of gel and a high intensity light.
The second type of tooth whitening is an at-home treatment, which Dr. Alhadef can prescribe. With this treatment, Dr. Alhadef will provide you with custom designed trays that you can fill with gel and wear in the comfort of your own home. Depending on the treatment prescribed, you may either wear the trays while you sleep or wear them for just a few hours each day.
In order to determine what kind of teeth whitening treatment is right for you, it is important that you visit an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Alhadef. He will make sure you receive beautiful, natural-looking, teeth whitening results.
When performed in Dr. Alhadef’s cosmetic dentistry studio, teeth whitening is not only completely safe, but also incredibly effective, eliminating embarrassing stains and discoloration.
What is Zoom! tooth whitening and how long does it take?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens and brightens tooth enamel discoloration. The entire procedure generally takes less than one hour. There is an initial preparation period followed by typically around 45 minutes of bleaching. (Dentist, Dr. Gary Alhadef recommends a thorough cleaning before any bleaching procedure.)
How does the Zoom! in-office system work and what will I experience during the procedure?
The Zoom! light-activated gel’s key ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen permeates your enamel and dentin, bleaching stained substances while leaving the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light helps activate the hydrogen peroxide and allow it to penetrate the tooth’s surface. A study has shown that a Zoom! lamp increases Zoom! gel’s effectiveness by over 26 percent, improving Zoom! users’ teeth by up to eight shades.
Patients can relax, watch television or enjoy listening to music. Those who have a strong gag reflex or anxiety issues may experience minor difficulties with the procedure.
How long do the results last?
If you carefully follow post-whitening instructions, your teeth will always retain their added whiteness. To keep your teeth at their best, floss and brush twice daily, and perform an occasional touch-up with Zoom! Nite White Gel Weekender. This professional product is geared toward keeping your teeth their brightest and is available only through your dentist.
Is whitening safe? Are there any side effects?
Extensive research and clinical studies demonstrate that teeth whitening under careful dental supervision is a safe procedure. Many dentists consider whitening the safest of all procedures. But please keep in mind that Zoom! is not recommended for young children under 13 or for pregnant or lactating women.
Some patients may experience sensitivity during treatment. The Zoom! light generates low heat, which can cause some discomfort. Rarely, minor tingling is experienced post procedure, but this always dissipates. Ask your dentist to provide anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior to treatment if you are concerned.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Nearly anyone can benefit from a brighter, whiter smile. However, treatment results do vary. Your dental professional can help you decide if you are a good candidate through a careful oral examination that includes a shade assessment.
We want to see your smile!
Contact Dr. Alhadef to schedule your initial consultation and to find out how tooth whitening in Dallas can improve your smile.